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The Most Popular Programming Languages for 2017

Do you want new insights, best practices and the latest news from top industry thought leaders in Application Performance Management? Follow industry leading Appdynamics blog! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017. But with the new year comes new challenges, new opportunities—and, of course—new software projects. One of the most important questions beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders all have ...

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Automating Screenshots in Documentation

Drawing my short series to a close (we’ve talked about testing code examples in documentation and automating spelling and grammar checks in documentation), let’s cover one of the hardest elements of documentation to create and keep up to date: screenshots. If you have an application with an interface, then screenshots are a great way to show users important components and ...

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Comparing Elixir and Go

Elixir and Go have both grown significantly in popularity over the past few years, and both are often reached for by developers looking for high concurrency solutions. The two languages follow many similar principles, but both have made some core tradeoffs that affect their potential use cases. Let’s compare the two by taking a look at their backgrounds, their programming ...

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Setting Up Deployment for AWS CodeDeploy and AWS Elastic Beanstalk

In the second post of this series, we continued with a quick tutorial on deploying new Docker images to Amazon’s EC2 Container Service with Codeship. We’ll wrap things up with a discussion about the similarities and differences of Amazon’s Elastic Beanstalk and CodeDeploy. So, we’ve seen how to deploy Docker images to ECR, but what about Amazon’s other non-Docker code ...

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When And How to Give New Tech a Try

At the start of each new year, after the festive season and the time catching up with friends and family, we likely have more free time than we do throughout the rest of the year. And if you and I are anything alike, this means that you have the opportunity to indulge in your passion for technology, whether that’s software, ...

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Top 6 Performance Challenges in Managing Microservices in a Hybrid Cloud

Want to know How to Build (and Scale) with Microservices? Download the Whitepaper from AppDynamics: Grab it now! As we review the history of enterprise applications we have seen several trends emerge over the years. In the mid-late 90s we built applications to be large and monolithic because they were destined to be published to very large and vertically scalable ...

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6 Video Courses to Prepare You for the New Web Era

The Internet world is changing rapidly. And as programmers, we need to stay up to date with the most recent developments. Some of the most important trends that you need to be on top of are the proliferation of frameworks like AngularJS and NodeJS, templating libraries like VueJS, and rendering libraries like React. These are all technologies that are going ...

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Testing Code Examples in Documentation

In my last post, I covered how to improve the written component of your documentation with automated spell-checking and suggestions for better writing. In this post, I’ll cover the code component of good documentation; trying an example and finding it doesn’t work is a sure-fire way to annoy a reader. The techniques for testing code fall into two distinct camps, ...

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Are You Hard to Convince?

When discussing a new technology, I’m rarely the first one to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, I’m usually the killjoy that ends up arguing against using a new library or a new language feature when the enthusiasm is high and everybody is eager to get started. It’s not that I want to stay comfortable and never move forward. Rather, ...

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